Tropical Storm Jerry Also Forms In The Atlantic

September 18, 2019

While the island is under a Hurricane Warning due to the impending approach of Hurricane Humberto, it is not the only system in the Atlantic, with Tropical Storm Jerry also forming.

Jerry is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs is forecast to be 762 nm to the south at 12 am on Saturday [Sept 21], with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.”

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

BWS Tropical Storm Jerry Bermuda September 2019

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 500 AM AST [0900 UTC], the center of Tropical Storm Jerry was located near latitude 14.1 North, longitude 47.7 West. Jerry is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph [20 km/h]. A west-northwestward motion at a slightly faster forward speed is expected over the next few days. On the forecast track, the system will be near the northern Leeward Islands Thursday night or Friday.

“Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph [75 km/h] with higher gusts. Further strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Jerry is expected to become a hurricane by the time it moves near the northern Leeward Islands. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles [75 km] from the center.”

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

NHC Tropical Storm Jerry Bermuda September 2019

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